The Alumni Relations Team had an exciting and busy 2012 - having interacted with over 115 000 graduates at a range of lunches, dinners, film screenings, workshops and graduation ceremonies and via email, written and telephonic communication. Communication via the website, Facebook, Twitter and SMS increased during the year and is an effective way of informing graduates of UKZN events and issues.
In 2013 a number of exciting and important activities have been scheduled and for the first half of the year include: Alumni dinners in both East London and Port Elizabeth in March, the April 2013 graduation ceremonies on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses (at which we will welcome over 8000 new graduates), the important Reunion for graduates and staff of the Music School (12 April 2013) which will take place on the Howard College campus, the Convocation AGM and Awards on the 9 May, an alumnus lunch in Swaziland later in May and followed by an alumnus lunch in Mpumalanga in early June.
International events are planned for Australia, New York: USA and London: UK. Other interesting events include the Student Chapter activity on all five campuses and the Durban Alumni Association also has a full programme of talks and outings planned for the year.
In order to invite alumni to the planned events and to keep everyone updated on University events – we are eager to secure the current contact details of alumni – especially email addresses and mobile phone numbers. Also, please encourage any friends or relatives who are graduates and have not received any correspondence from the University during 2012 to provide us with their updated contact details. This can be done via the website.
The Alumni Relations Team looks forward to another successful year of interacting and meeting with alumni and welcomes suggestions on how we can build stronger relationships with all our fellow graduates.
With our very best wishes,
The Alumni Relations Team.